As a mother, you want to foster your child’s creativity and imagination. By displaying your children’s art in the home, it shows them that you are proud of what they have created and that you look forward to seeing their artistic talent flourish with each passing year.
Creating a contrast of your deliberately chosen art pieces and the artwork of your child is a hard one to find in your own home. Not every mom is comfortable with their house looking like the inside of a kindergarten classroom. However, you don’t need to feel like you have to hang every piece that your child brings home. Filter through their arts and crafts pieces to find one that has the most sentimental attachment to you or your little one.
Don’t shy away from putting them in your own bedroom. Pictures that are drawn of the entire family can be displayed all over the home and serve as a reminder of how much they think about you when you are apart. When they come into your bedroom for a special story time before bed, they will be ecstatic to see their own handiwork on a special place on mom’s bedroom wall.
Hang pieces that they are particularly proud of next to other pieces of highly valued art in your home. It sends the message to your child that they are just as good as the painting that you paid good money for to decorate your home. Sometimes the work of your four-year-old truly resembles some of Picasso’s work, so why not keep people guessing which one is the “masterpiece”?
Use their artwork as a reason to get creative yourself! If your child loves to color or paint you pictures, you likely have bins of their work or the front of your refrigerator is overflowing with paper. Try resizing their artwork into postcard size and combining them into a collage or poster gallery to hang in their room. If you can collect them over the course of the years, then you can give them the honor of seeing how their artist’s hand has changed.
Displaying your child’s artwork can do wonders for their self-esteem. Seeing their mother take pride in the pieces that they put effort into creating is the best kind of positive feedback that you can give them. It gives them unspoken permission to continue to be imaginative and creative — just like a child should! Add a little color to your home and playroom by hanging up the next few pieces that come from school instead of filing them away where no one can see them.
Do you display your child’s artwork? Share with me in the comments!!!